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Lavender Bloom in Summer

Furano in Summer: Where Flowers Abound

Furano in Japan’s Hokkaido Prefecture is a popular tourist destination. It is famous for its gorgeous blooms in summer. I am a flower lover, so a visit to Furano was a MUST-DO when we were on holiday in Hokkaido this summer. Getting to Furano Our plan was to take the Furano...

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016 Cosplay

Anime Festival Asia SG 2016 Day 3 Cosplay

AFASG2016 Cosplay These are some of the cosplay from day 3 of the AFA. Personally, while I don’t really follow the scene, I can see that the standard of cosplay locally is improving year-by-year (comparing this year to, say, 2009). The event grew a lot too; there were cosplayers from other countries...

安东찜닭 Andong Zzimdak: Tastes Just Like Mom’s

I have never heard of Andong jjimdak until my sister-in-law suggested having it for a family dinner one weekend. Andong jjimdak literally means “steamed chicken of Andong”. Origininating from Andong (a city in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, South Korea) the dish consists of steamed chicken marinated in a ganjang (Korean soy sauce) based sauce. Many types of vegetables and sweet...

All Things Elephant: In the Living Room

It is no secret that I love elephants. As to the reason for adoring them, I guess it is explainable just like why people love teddy bears, Hello Kitty etc. It is probably akin to some kind of spiritual sustenance where you simply feel happy looking at them. This elephant collecting hobby started when I was in secondary school. Over...

Pu Er Tea

瑞春 Swee Choon: Now serving lunch [Updated]

Updated on 10 Jan 2017 Growing up, I was never a fan of dim sum. It was breakfast food (a meal I usually skip), expensive (portions are so small, yet the prices are so high), and mostly made up of stuff I did not eat as a kid (chicken feet?...

Gunpla WIP

Gunpla 大好き

What is Gunpla? For those of you unfamiliar with the term, Gunpla is a portmanteau of “Gundam” and “plastic model”; in daily use, the term “gunpla” refers both to the model kits and the hobby of assembling and painting these kits. Gunpla and Me My own journey for gunpla began 20 years...